MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: Brock Lesnar fights Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Diaz vs. McGregor set for UFC 202

Brock Lesnar will compete at UFC 200 in the co-main event Current WWE superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make his return to the octagon at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt. UFC officials made the announcement Saturday night regarding Lesnars return and today on SportsCentre, it was revealed he’ll fight Mark Hunt. Lesnar (5-3 ) hasn’t competed since a 2011 loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141. Prior to that he went 4-1 in the UFC, including wins over Frank Mir, Shane Carwin and Randy Couture. Lesnar ended up retiring from the sport due to his battle with a rare health condition called diverticulitis. Hunt (11-10-1) is coming off back to back knockout victories over Frank Mir and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. UFC 200 takes place July 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  Here’s an updated look at the card. Daniel Cormier (17-1) vs. Jon Jones (22-1) Brock Lesnar (5-3) vs. Mark Hunt (11-10-1) Miesha Tate (18-5) vs. Amanda Nunes (12-4) Jose Aldo (25-2) vs. Frankie Edgar (20-4-1) Cain Velasquez (13-2) vs. Travis Browne (18-3-1) Johny Hendricks (17-4) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (11-2) T.J. Dillashaw (12-3) vs. Raphael Assuncao (23-4) Derek Brunson (15-3) vs. Gegard Mousasi (38-6-2) Joe Lauzon (25-11) vs. Diego Sanchez (26-8) Takanori Gomi (35-11, 1NC) vs. Jim Miller (25-8, 1NC) Sage Northcutt (7-1) vs. Enrique Marin (8-3) Cat Zingano (9-1) vs. Julianna Pena (7-2)   Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor rematch set for UFC 202 in Las Vegas  The UFC announced that the Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch will take place August 20th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Diaz (19-10) submitted McGregor at UFC 196 via second round rear-naked choke, handing the Irishman his first loss in the UFC. McGregor (19-3) had his 15-fight win streak snapped in his last bout and will be looking to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time in his career.   UFC 199: Michael Bisping vs. Luke Rockhold video highlights   UFC 199: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber video highlights   UFC 199: Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard video highlights UFC 199: Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas video highlights   UFC 199: Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green video highlights  

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